Welcome Andrew Wenig

Andrew started on April 21, 2014, as the Reservations and Events Coordinator.  Prior to starting in this position, Andrew worked in the UW-Green Bay University Union as a student employee and as a LTE.   Andrew volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, earned his Bachelor of Science degree at UW-Green Bay and is from Chilton, Wisconsin.

Shorewood Golf & Lunch

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Wellness Opportunity at Shorewood Golf Course: Golf & Lunch for $10.00

Play three holes – or more if time permits – between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and have lunch too!

Come and play holes 1, 2, & 3 ending up back at the clubhouse where you can dine in or take out lunch from the extensive clubhouse menu! This wellness opportunity includes the use of rental clubs at no charge, allowing you to get out, exercise and enjoy the beautiful views that Shorewood golf course has to offer.

Shorewood is a seasonal operation that will remain open through October (possibly into early November), closing for the winter and re-opening each spring.

For more information on the Shorewood Golf Course visit their website at http://www.uwgb.edu/shorewood/.

Wellness Lunch and Learn – Beginner’s Yoga

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What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Beginner’s Yoga
When: Wednesday, May 28
12:10 – 12:50 p.m.
Where: Campus Quad (weather permitting)
Phoenix Room A (rain site)
Whether this is your first experience with Yoga, or you have experienced this practice before, this is a session for you!  Join Kress Events Center Yoga Instructor and Personal Training, Liz Brandt, on a journey to break down some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful practice geared towards YOUR level of fitness!

Welcome Chris Houghton

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Chris Houghton started on April 1, 2014 as an Associate Researcher. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay he was employed at UW-Milwaukee. He earned his PHD and MS from UW-Milwaukee and his BS from UW-Stevens Point. Chris is from Stevens Point.

Welcome Terry Zarnoth

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Terry started as a Lead Custodian on April 14, 2014. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay he was employed at Cellynne Paper Co. for sixteen years. Terry is married with one daughter and 2 granddaughters. He is a bell ringer during the holiday season and loves to garden and plant trees.

Your Annual WRS Statement of Benefits is Now Available Online

Your Annual Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Statement of Benefits is now available online in the My UW System portal: http://my.wisconsin.edu.  Login to the portal and go to the “Benefit Information” module and click on the “Statements” tab.  Click on “ETF Annual Statement of Benefits (WRS) Issued 2014” to view and print your statement.  Please note that you will not receive a paper copy of the statement.

The WRS Annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information about your Wisconsin Retirement System account as of January 1, 2014. Information on the statement includes 2013 WRS earnings and creditable service; total years of WRS creditable service, and separation and death benefit calculations.  You should review this statement closely for accuracy.

Statement Section 2 – After Act 10 Service
The name of your retirement category is in both Sections 1 and 2 of the Statement.  If you are in a General, Teacher or Protective retirement category, all of your creditable service will be listed in the “Before 2000” and/or “After 1999” columns in Section 2 of the Statement.

Only employees in an Elected or Executive retirement category will have creditable service in the “After Act 10” column.  2011 Wisconsin Act 10 changed the way retirement benefits are calculated for Elected/Executive category employees so service earned after Act 10 must be tracked separately for this group of employees.

Information to Help You Understand Your WRS Statement
Explanation of Annual Statement of Benefits (ET-7333)

Video Explanation of the Statement 

WRS Annual Statement of Benefits Help Page (includes the above links plus additional information)

Webinars dates and times will be released soon and available on the ETF Webinars page

Information Regarding Interest Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Webinars and Video: Interest Rates and Annuity Adjustments

Please note that if you have recently been upgraded to Firefox 19 (with a new built-in PDF viewer) you may find your statement unreadable in the My UW System portal. For workaround instructions visit:
https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=29006.  Please contact your institution’s IT helpdesk if further assistance is needed.

 

CURRENT – Leadership through Film

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Event Basics
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5 p.m. Registration & Networking
6 p.m. Screening of Westbound
7:20 p.m. Facilitated Discussion
8 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Green Room Lounge
353 Main Ave
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: $10 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Pizza and snacks are included with the event fee.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Discover Leadership through Film: WestboundDuring this unique screening of “Westbound. The Journey of Lifetime.” Director Jim Rivett and Producer Shelly Young will guide an interactive discussion of one of the film’s principle lessons: leadership. Following the viewing of this documentary created by local firm Arketype, they’ll guide you through a dialogue that will debunk the myth that leadership is all business: leadership is in your neighborhood, in your community, it’s everywhere
Synopsis
WESTBOUND. The Journey of a Lifetime.As a child during the Depression, Adolph Vandertie was captivated by a desire for travel. Visiting the hobo jungles, he was part of a world where men told stories of adventure and measured time by whittling. Adolph once watched an old hobo whittle a ball-in-cage – the quintessential design among whittlers. From that moment a lifelong fascination to master a dying art took hold. Each cut into the soft wood fueled the memory of freedom of riding the rails.

Tramp art and hobo whimsies were uniquely born of an independent spirit. Hobos whittle. Tramps carve. Both craft amazing objects from discarded cigar boxes and found materials. One man, Adolph Vandertie – Grand Duke of the Hobos – created more than 4,000 rare and beautiful pieces of this distinctive folk art form. Using the trash of an economy that became too arrogant to care, Vandertie transforms the refuse.

Westbound is a candid portrait of 96-year-old Adolph Vandertie and his final confessions of a life filled with joy, heartache and addiction. Sweeping through the Great Depression, the film chronicles America’s downfall and return to being the strongest nation in the world. It’s an iconic tale that explores Adolph’s journey to achieve personal redemption by creating an astonishing collection – beautiful in their minute details and the cleverness of their design. This simple act of whittling found objects becomes a beacon of hope for one man while capturing the true spirit of America.

About the Discussion Facilitators
Jim Rivett
President and Creative Director
Arketype, Inc.A native of Green Bay, Rivett is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in painting and drawing and a minor in television and film production. He then studied at the New York School of Visual Arts under Milton Glaser.

Rivett has forged a broadly successful career in advertising, graphic design and fine art, leveraging his talents in illustration, design, art direction and photo direction. Today he is president and creative director of Arketype Inc., a 30-person advertising and design agency based in Green Bay.

In 2007, at the invitation of Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton, Rivett was asked to serve on the newly formed Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education. The group’s mission is to ensure that a creative workforce and entrepreneurial talent is cultivated throughout the state to compete in a 21st century global economy (www.creative.wisconsin.gov).

All along with his passion for painting, drawing and graphic design was a love of film and the goal to create dynamic, compelling work in animation, live action and documentary film. In 2005 he began work on fulfilling this passion by forming Arketype Entertainment – a division of Arketype Inc – and bringing together an ensemble of video producers, animators, editors and musicians. The full-length feature documentary film project WESTBOUND began in 2006 and is the culmination of the team’s work (www.catchwestbound.com).

In a very recent development and almost simultaneous to the completion of WESTBOUND, Arketype was selected to The BCA Ten – 2009, an exclusive group of 10 companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) that  recognizes businesses for exceptional involvement with the arts (www.americansforthearts.org). The BCA, founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller, is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that the arts flourish in America by encouraging, inspiring and stimulating businesses to support the arts in the workplace, in education, and in the community.

Shelly Young
Director of Video and Motion Graphics
Arketype, Inc.After growing up in Green Bay, Shelly Young attended Suomi College and Michigan Tech University, majoring in fine arts with an emphasis in the arts and performance. She has a true passion for film and video and brings more than 18 years’ experience in television and video production to Arketype’s clients.

Prior to joining Arketype full-time, Young had worked independently, partnering with Arketype to produce several award-winning video projects for both clients of industry and not-for-profit organizations. She also served as a producer with Wisconsin Public Television – PBS from 1992 until 2002.

Another of Young’s passions is writing. She co-wrote a screenplay based on the true story of the Wyandot Tribe of Kansas, currently under contract with Sir Ben Kingsley and SBK Pictures.

Recognized with over 30 national and international awards including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMY®), Young has produced a wide range of broadcast programs including children’s series, social issue documentaries, performance specials, live television, public service announcements and television advertising.

UW Credit Union Fraud and Scams Seminar

The UW Credit Union is offering a fraud and scams prevention and awareness seminar for students, faculty, staff and general public.

As part of National Money Smart Week, the student organization Enactus has scheduled a Fraud and Scams – Awareness and Prevention Seminar.  Current trends in financial crime, identity theft, and ways to protect yourself will be discussed.  The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 8th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room C, University Union.

Presenters:
Wayne Resch, Branch Manager – UW Credit Union
Susan Bach, NE WI Regional Director – Better Business Bureau

Prior registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend.  Please contact Wayne Resch, 608-232-5000, ext. 2382,  if you have any questions.

T. Rowe Price Offers Live Webinars

T. Rowe Price Offers Live Webinars  –  April 1, 2 and 3

T. Rowe Price, one of the investment companies in your UW TSA 403(b) Program, again offers the well-received webinar Retirement Investing From Beginning to End.  This is a live presentation over the web, and there will be time for you to ask questions and get your questions answered.

Retirement Investing From Beginning to End  – This 40-minute program is a comprehensive presentation that explains asset classes, reviews the concepts of risk and return, and helps you make the most of your investment choices. The plan’s investment options will be discussed and profiled using market capitalization, investment style, and geographic characteristics.

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

You may sign up and watch the presentation on your own computer.  Listen to the audio portion on the telephone. To register for the live webinar, visit: http://rpstrowepricereg32.fugent.com.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA-CREF INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS – April 9-10, 2014

TIAA-CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions where you can discuss your financial situation with a TIAA-CREF consultant.  A representative will be available to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about TIAA-CREF sessions at UWGB.   To schedule a consultation with representative Chad Stein, call 1-866-843-5640  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST), or register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 .